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War Record of Jesse R. Youree
Posted by: Joyce Chiles Hines Date: February 11, 1999 at 07:01:16
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With the help of distant cousin Jan, I was able to locate the Civil War Record of Jesse Russell Youree, my Great Grandfather. For those of you who are related to Jesse, here it is. Jesse left Jackson County, Missouri for Bonham County Texas in 1862 and enlisted March 1, 1862 34 Texas Cavalry. He served under Capt. J.R. Russel originally as a 2nd Lietenant and later promoted to 1st Lieutenant.He was stationed at Camp Alliston near Shrevesport, LA. On May 18, 1864 he was captured at Yellow Bayon and held as a prisoner of war by Union troops in New Orleans. On July 31, 1864, he was transfered to Red River Landing where he was exchanged for a Union Prisoner of War of equal rank. Jesse returned to the 34 Texas Cavalry. On June 19, 1865,Jesse signed a pledge not to continue to bear arms against the United States. Jesse never fully recovered from the treatment he received as a prisoner of war. He died at the age of forty back in Oak Grove, Missouri. Anyone wishing copies of these documents, please contact me.

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